Business Briefs

Jimmy John's opens in Newnan Crossing

Gourmet sandwich shop Jimmy John's has opened in the former location of Ritz Camera, beside Shane's Rib Shack on Newnan Crossing Bypass.

Jimmy John's has dine-in and delivery of sandwiches, though delivery may not yet be available at the Newnan location.

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Pita by the Beirut opens in Ashley Park

Pita by the Beirut, which offers gyros, shawarma, falafel, kafta, and Mediterranean sides, has opened in Ashley Park. It is the second location for Pita by the Beirut. The original location is in the Braelinn Village shopping center in Peachtree City.

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Great American Cookie Company coming to Ashley Park

The Great American Cookie Company is coming to Ashley Park, in the former location of Fuzziwig's Candy Factory.

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Bank of America receives ‘access to capital’ award 

The National Minority Supplier Development Council recently presented Bank of America with its inaugural Corporate Excellence in Access to Capital Award.

The Corporate Excellence in Access to Capital Award recognizes a corporation with an exceptional corporate initiative and/or program designed to provide access to capital solutions or unique financial arrangements to minority suppliers. Access to such financing facilitates business growth and stimulates job creation and retention. Bank of America Corporation received the award for its Small Business Reserve Grant program.

“Lack of access to capital continues to be a barrier to growth for many minority business enterprises,” said NMSDC President Wright-Lacy. “NMSDC congratulates Bank of America for its innovative approach to providing MBEs with increased access to capital. This initiative is critical to helping MBEs grow their business, participate in joint ventures or acquire other businesses. Bank of America's actions will help minority businesses create jobs and opportunities in our communities.”

Bank of America’s Small Business Reserve Grant Program is a $12 million grant program to provide capital for loan loss that allows Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture capital to be utilized to leverage up to $120 million dollars in loan capital for small and micro business. The program provides grants up to $125,000 per award to nonprofit loan funds. In 2012, the program funded 176 grants.

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Owens Corning Foundation helps children in need

The Owens Corning Foundation recently donated money to The Children's Village at Christian City in Union City. The money is used to help the abandoned, abused or otherwise homeless children living in the cottages at The Children's Village.

The Owens Corning plant in Fairburn also donated all the insulation for the crisis cottage being built at The Children's Village. The crisis cottage helps runaway teens who need immediate, emergency care.

The Children's Village at Christian City relies on community partnerships and support. It has been a safe haven for children of abuse since the opening of the first cottage on Valentine's Day, 1965.

The Owens Corning Foundation seeks to make significant impact in the areas of critical needs shelter and safe, efficient housing, basic health and wellness and educational opportunities for those in need.

For more information about The Children's Village, and a list of needs, visit ChristianCity.org or contact Heidi Becker, director of marketing and development, at 770-703-2636.

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